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September 2009 Blog Posts (12)

Bridging the Gap between Art and Science

Notes by cognitive scientist, poet and historian Piero Scaruffi

for a round table moderated by Leonard Shlain at

at Swissnex in San Francisco on 19/9/2007


What is art? This is a question that depends on the country and the age in which you live. Art for the Romans was simply praise of the state via engineering. Art for the Greeks was the science of abstract harmony, i.e.… Continue

Added by Hemant Shesh on September 28, 2009 at 4:26pm — 2 Comments


by Kat Clay

In 1980, Robert Hughes wrote a book about the relationship between modern art and the development of human society, especially through technology. It was called The Shock of the New. In the case of Georges Braque's comment 'Art upsets; Science reassures', it is not necessarily the words within the book that are as important as the title. What is new shocks and upsets the way people accept knowledge as truth. We return to the old, accepted beliefs to be reassured. Art is often… Continue

Added by Hemant Shesh on September 28, 2009 at 4:20pm — 1 Comment

Art and Scientific Investigation in Early-European Art

Science and art naturally overlap. Both are a means of investigation. Both involve ideas, theories, and hypotheses that are tested in places where mind and hand come together—the laboratory and studio. Artists, like scientists, study—materials, people, culture, history, religion, mythology— and learn to transform information into something else. In ancient Greece, the word for art was techne, from which technique and technology are derived—terms that are aptly applied to both scientific and… Continue

Added by Hemant Shesh on September 28, 2009 at 4:12pm — No Comments

D O R... poem de George PENA

Dor de viaţă,
dor de stele;
dor în cântec,
poate jele.

Totu-i freamăt
ca o boare,
şi un ţipăt
de cocoare

Urcă timpul
prins în oră,
are chipul

Dor de viaţă,
dor de stele,
dor în cântec,
poate jele.

George PENA

Added by Pena Gheorghe on September 27, 2009 at 8:41pm — No Comments

An house in my dreams!

I don't know if this is common or not, but there is an house that is regularly invading my dreams...

What I know is the way to go to this house, but not where it is... Aaaargh!. Well it is in a valley that is open to the west and with west-east crests. This is on the north oriented side and the road is going , through a pine trees forest from villages on the river side to a pass on the east... At the deepest of the woods, near to the crest, there is a small road, at right that looks… Continue

Added by Hubert Cance on September 27, 2009 at 8:06pm — 1 Comment

It Takes More than Words

How often do people talk about the things they want out of life, but do very little in regards to fulfilling them? Wishes and dreams are wondrous things. The Human mind can create worlds of fantasy, take us on trips to locations we have never been, or develop the next greatest time-saving device. From contemplating what may exist beyond our corner of the universe, to examining our own existence and environment, human imagination and ingenuity enables our species to evolve and… Continue

Added by RGebbiePhoto on September 26, 2009 at 10:49pm — 1 Comment

Obstacles or Stepping Stones?

There have always been stones at our feet and in our way...

You call them Obstacles?...

No My Dears ,they are not...

Do not see them as Obstacles...

They are Stepping Stones...

Use them and transform them...

It is like at the Garage Sales..

You can use everything for some thing ...

Everything and Everyone is good for something..

And so these stones cannot be Obstacles my dears...

These… Continue

Added by Theonesoul on September 22, 2009 at 6:00pm — 1 Comment

Experiment 2-1a Landscape

Ready for another experiment? This is a slightly different approach, instead of shapes, we now look at a landscape, this is taken from the windows vista wall papers and I added a few things, and changed some others, now, the idea is for you to do the same, you can take a section that appeals to you and work on it, or the whole and change it to suit you, just right click the picture and save as whatever format your paint program will save it as, or you… Continue

Added by Jeff Dinan on September 22, 2009 at 4:37am — 4 Comments

The Meaning of Namaste

The gesture Namaste represents the belief that there is a Divine spark within each of us that is located in the heart chakra. The gesture is an acknowledgment of the soul in one by the soul in another. "Nama" means bow, "as" means I, and "te" means you. Therefore, Namaste literally means "bow me you" or "I bow to you."

To perform Namaste, we place the hands together at the heart charka, close the eyes, and bow the head. It can also be done by placing the hands together in front of… Continue

Added by Michael Forbus on September 11, 2009 at 12:12am — No Comments

Painting with a computer!

Okay folks, once again, I have something to show you, this is JUST a work in progress, the point of which, I wanted to show some of you the difference between real life painting and painting on a computer , which in this case, isn't much of a difference because I am approaching the painting in the SAME way I would if I were using acrylic paints, which is what I like to paint with. My goal here is to maybe open your minds to the fact that a computer isn't art in a box, or just…


Added by Jeff Dinan on September 9, 2009 at 7:30pm — 3 Comments

Experiment One-1a

Hey gang, ok, Let's start an experiment, just to see what differences there are between people, and how we see things. I give you this picture, with 4 different areas, 4 shapes, 2 different background colors. It is up to you how you choose to work with it, BUT, the only requirement is that you make a FACE from each of the four shapes. Then, of course, share the results! I will share mine as we progress so you can get the idea of what is expected, you may choose to print this and… Continue

Added by Jeff Dinan on September 4, 2009 at 7:00am — 26 Comments

The Music Of Poligraf : The Chrome Lake part 5

"Introspection II" is the fifth section, and second with vocals, of "The Chrome Lake." And as is the case for its almost-but-not-identical twin "Introspection I," the subject matter is pretty much self-explanatory.


I see you feel restrained, mechanized, dehumanized

I see you feel estranged, incomplete, dissatisfied

Anything for a refuge, an…


Added by Christopher Stewart on September 1, 2009 at 5:15pm — No Comments

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